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I have a lump on top of my left foot it does not hurt but it seems to be getting bigger and it feels pretty hard

I have a lump on top of my left foot it does not hurt but it seems to be getting bigger and it feels pretty hard

Given : Given that i don't have the benefit of seeing your foot, and not knowing whether there was any history of trauma, the most i can offer is an educated guess, based on the most common "lump" that seems to suddenly develop on the top of the foot, with no injury or underlying disease (like rheumatoid arthritis, etc.). And that would be a ganglion, which is a cyst filled with thick, gelatinous fluid that usually arises from a tendon for no apparent reason. The fluid can be pretty dense and the cyst fairly well packed, giving the appearance of it being hard. They only usually hurt when they press up on a nerve, or with pressure from a shoe. The conservative treatment is to remove the fluid with a needle, and inject a steroid solution. Many times, your doctor would also try to needle it to break up the sac to prevent it from reforming (which is common). If this fails, surgical excision is the other option. The old (probably biblically old) treatment is to whack the thing with a thick book (like a bible). What this attempts to do is break up the cyst. I would caution you to resist doing anything like that, since it almost always reforms after that, and you can injure yourself (and the book). And since we're not 100% certain it really is a ganglion, it's not really prudent to whack an unknown mass with a book! sometimes, these things disappear as quickly as they appear. But considering there are other things that can produce a "lump, " some of which can be serious, i would recommend you see either your family doctor, a podiatrist, or even an orthopedist, all of which can diagnose this thing and give you the proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

This could be one of: several possibilities the most common being a ganglion cyst or possibly a small fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it changes in size or you are not sure concerning what it is especially if it is firm, irregular and appears fixed (not mobile) get it checked out. ...Read more

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I've got a small lump on left foot on top.Is not painful.No swelling.?

I've got a small lump on left foot on top.Is not painful.No swelling.?

A few things: It sounds like it could be a little bursa, ganglionic cyst, lipoma or if it is hard, a bone spur or prominence of bones at the top of the foot. Keep an eye on it. If it gets bigger, painful or shows sign of shoe irritation consider seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Pebble smooth and semi-loose lump on left foot, above big toe metatarsal head. Not painful when lump is moved around. What is it?

Pebble smooth and semi-loose lump on left foot, above big toe metatarsal head. Not painful when lump is moved around. What is it?

Synovial Cyst: It sounds like a synovial cyst. If it doesn't bother you, it should be just fine if left alone... it might even go away. If it starts to bother you or continues to grow, have it checked out by your family doc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why is there a small lump in my left foot and not my right?

Why is there a small lump in my left foot and not my right?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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My daughter has a lump on her left foot and its painfull to the touch. Whot could this be?

My daughter has a lump on her left foot and its painfull to the touch. Whot could this be?

Many possibilities: Some causes of painful “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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